Saturday, March 7, 2015

Goddess Eirene Painting on Watercolor paper

Goddess Eirene 

Eirene is the Goddess of Peace and the patroness of wealth and prosperity and wealth, symbolized by the infant Ploutus (wealth).

She is Zeus' daughter and one of three Horae who together preside over matters of peace, order and justice...they ensure that only those with good hearts enter the gates to mount Olympus.

We are so glad she showed up as my first Goddess for 2015!

Here is a bit of the process....
I started with her eyes as I always do, then went on to the rest of the face.... at the drawing stage is where I most feel the hand of Source/God as I work intuitevely not knowing who the Goddess is, what she will look like.

I drew the wavy hair and soon knew she wanted a hoop earring... it was at that point that I began to see her personality come through.

Next, I added flowers and decided to make a blue head covering/shawl. I

I then began to color in some of the flowers, I am self taught with watercolors and I am aware that I utilize them similarily to oils... sometimes that is frustrating and I yearn for the time to take a "proper" watercolor class, but most of the time I am elated at having found a medium that I can take anywhere with me (even to bed, as you can see in the image above... my frog pj's peeking out from underneath the block of watercolor!)

t is always at different points in the piece that I feel it is time to find out who she is, sometimes early in the process- as it happened with this one- sometimes it is much later.

 I knew it was time to draw a card from our oracle deck when I was drawing the flowers, so I asked Sergio to find out who it was that I was painting by drawing the card which was for the Goddess Eirene.

The Goddess Eirene often is pictured holding 
the infant Ploutus (wealth), so I drew him in....

I felt like adding an ocean to the background, but I wasn't sure, and one evening Sergio said to me: "why don't you add the sea?"

Here she is, finished.

She was painted on  cold press Arches watercolor paper, 12 x 16 in.

The original is on reserve, but you can purchase a reproduction on canvas or paper, several sizes are available and you can see them in our OlivosARTstudiostore and on etsy 

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$35.00 8x10 in./ 20.32 x 25.4 cm